conventional encryption with passphrase remaining blank?

David Shaw
Mon Nov 11 18:56:01 2002

On Mon, Nov 11, 2002 at 09:46:33AM -0500, wrote:
> is it possible to conventionally encrypt a file, but leave the passphrase blank?
> the purpose of this would be to have a signed file, and the detached
> signature bundled as one
> ordinarily, if one receives a signed and encrypted file, and then
> decrypts it, the signature automatically verifies

Why encrypt at all?  "gpg --sign file" outputs the original file and a
signature together in one file.


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